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and patent by superstorm sandy. statins island, the rockaway, and red hook. power returns to most of manhattan, but for most in the outer residents, many are still in the dark. >> it has been very hectic, especially for the little ones. it is kind of crazy. we need help. >> as the temperature at night drops near freezing, frustration is growing as residents complain about lack of food, power, and warm clothes. and we will look at how occupy wall street has transformed into occupied sandy relief. and could republican voter suppression swing the state of ohio for mitt romney? we will speak to our lieberman. >> it is not about stopping voter fraud but about republicans try to shape an electorate in their own favor, to make it harder for minority and low-income voters to vote in the next election. >> this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. haiti is grappling with yet another crisis one week after hurricane sandy hit. the united nations is warning that sandy destroyed 74% of their crops and left 1.5 million people in serious risk of wonder.
. but he is going to be ok, we understand. still to come on "gmt," barely a week after super storm sandy, thousands of homes plunged back into darkness with a fresh storm hitting the east coast. almost 50 people killed and many more missing after a strong earthquake off of guatemala's pacific coast. the number of deaths is likely to rise as emergency workers came through the debris. our central america correspondent in neighboring mexico city where there were tremors. >> this was the largest earthquake in guatemala since 1976. such was its power that it sent residence and office workers running into the streets as far away as mexico city. in the guatemalan capital, guatemala city, the impact was much greater. dowling masonry and damaging buildings. the country's civil emergency authorities immediately issued a national alert and the president told people to stay outside of their crack homes for fear of aftershocks. >> any time we have an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a very high risk of after shocks. there have already been 5. there could be after shocks that could have the inte
as it's recovering from the impact of last week's monster storm sandy. this latest storm brought snow, rain and wild winds, making streets and sidewalks slick and making getting around slow. the weather forced airlines to cancel more than 600 flights in and out of the northeast. >> the national weather service warns that there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg says the storm would not be a big problem under normal circumstances, but sandy damaged coastal areas, so he called on residents there to evacuate as a precaution. it's making life even more difficult for thousands of people. sandy killed more than 40 people in new york city alone. it triggered flooding and power outages. 30,000 households in the city are still without electricity. >>> all of this may be easing. meteorologist robert speta has more on that. robert? >> that's right. actually, across new york, you know, people are waking up here to some clearing skies as that nor'easter continues to rush off there to the northeast, but already seeing that snowfall, th
by last week's superstorm sandy. tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power along the east coast from the carolinas to new york on wednesday, joining the more than half a million customers who still remain without power in sandy's wake. concerns were raised the storm could relief -- threatening relief effort in some of the hardest-hit polls. meanwhile, the death toll from superstorm sandy in the u.s. and canada has risen to 121 after the death of an elderly man who was found unresponsive at the bottom of a wet and dark stairwell in rockaway, queens freed on wednesday, new york city mayor michael bloomberg warned sandy may have weakened defenses against potential flooding. >> because of today's storm, coastal areas face a risk of some flooded into 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and the national weather service warns there could be some major flooding in spots already eroded by sandy. the difference here is the barriers of sand or rocked that were there before perhaps are not there. we have not and will not order the large-scale evacuation we did in advance of hurricane sandy, but if y
superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into focus. he says president obama has taken major steps to reduce oour and consumption over the past four years. now, mitt romney has a history of tackling climate change. he signed a cap-and-trade plan as governor of ma
already have been destroyed by the flooding of hurricane sandy. it left haiti overrun with devastating floods, causing widespread damage and adding thousands of people to the massive numbers already displaced by previous floods and the devastating earthquake of january 2010. on tuesday, the u.n. relief official said in addition to potentially destroying march's harvest, the new flooding has led to a spike in waterborne disease. >> the march harvest may already be lost. this is why we urgently are asking for money for people to go back to the fields to start working those irrigation canals that need to be drained. now that half the country has been flooded and water in some areas are 10 days away from sandy, some areas are still completely inundated with water and sanitation systems broken or needing drainage, we obviously fear and to break out of waterborne diseases, including spikes in cholera. between the october 28 and the eighth of november, we had 4000 cases, which is almost double the average that we have seen for the remainder of the year. >> york governor andrew cuomo has launc
. history may also conclude that the president benefited from his handling of hurricane sandy. to take america forward, barack obama will have to work with a divided congress, but in victory offered optimism. >> whether i have earned your vote or not, i have listened to you and learned from you, and you have made me a better president. and with your stories, i returned to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever on the future that lies ahead. >> so, it is over. the $2 billion election that shook america and left the political landscape intact, it falls to this man to deliver change again. abc news -- bbc news, washington. discussed these results overnight with tim gilmour, who has stayed with us. former governor, thank you very much for being with us here. mitt romney seemed to have so much going for him, particularly after that first debate. where did it go wrong after that? >> he did have momentum and people were very excited about his campaign, but at the end of the day people decided to give barack obama one more term to try to work on the economic problems facin
and left thousands homeless. just two weeks after he was devastated by hurricane sandy, rivers have overflowed, crops have been destroyed, and aid workershey are in dire need of supplies. >> we have 150 people here with only 12 sacks of bread. they gave us four cases of jews this morning. the world food program brought two packs of cookies for each one. we have handicapped people here, women who give birth last night. we have nothing for them. >> and the york region is continuing its slow recovery, retain sunday -- slow recovery from hurricane sandy. officials say the storm caused more than $50 billion in damages to the new york region, making it the country's costliest storm apart from hurricane katrina. more than 125,000 customers remained without power in new york and new jersey, the vast majority on long island and the rockaways. hundreds of people protested outside and the long island power authority on saturday condemning the utility's slow response to the outages. escalating clashes between israeli forces and palestinians in the as the strip have led to some of the worst viol
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